END 350– Environmental Design Workshop 1
Course No.: 10286
Department: Urban and Regional Planning
Semester: 2017 Fall
Location: Hayes Hall – 401
Meeting Day(s): Tuesday-Thursday
Meeting Time: 2:00 PM - 5:10 PM
END 350 Environmental Design Workshop I is a 6-credit skill-building course focusing on information retrieval, analysis, and communication. The course is intended for majors in environmental design who have completed the introductory courses END 120 and END 212. The ability to find, analyze, interpret, and communicate information effectively-in writing, speaking, and graphics-is a fundamental proficiency for those in design-related fields. The purpose of END 350 is to build and hone your information skills by imparting proven techniques and providing practice in written, quantitative, spoken, and graphical preparation, analysis, and presentation. By the end of the course students will have produced an array of high-quality products, including an annotated bibliography and literature review; an Excel workbook with spreadsheets, charts, and tables; a community analysis drawing upon data from primary sources, U.S. Census data, and other secondary sources; and a digital presentation (using powerpoint or Prezi) that effectively communicates results. Each student will compile final versions of these products in a portfolio to be submitted at the end of the semester. Although weekly in-class discussions and critiques will involve the community of students, each student will work individually to develop and master these skills.